Beginners Samatha Meditation Class at Westminster University

Samatha means calm. Samatha meditation is an effective but gentle way of training the mind to develop inner strength and freedom from turmoil, leading on to clarity and understanding.

This path from calm to insight was followed by the Buddha himself, and is a central tradition of Buddhist meditation. There are many kinds of Samatha meditation techniques: this one is based on attention to the breath, a subject which is said to be suitable for all types of people.

By regular daily practice the chattering, unruly mind gradually becomes calmer and develops clarity. The way our mind works becomes less confusing to us and we begin to understand the habits of mind that hold us back from happiness and freedom. We become kinder to ourselves and those around us. Meditation is a practical matter: increased awareness brings an ability to make the most of ourselves in our daily lives.

The Class

The class is at 6.30 pm every Thursday during the University term time. There will be a break over Easter for two weeks and the class will restart on Thursday 11 April.

These classes are independent of the university. You do not need to be a student or member of staff to attend, but if you are from outside the university, you will need to sign in at Reception

Complete beginners are very welcome. No previous experience of meditation is required.

The teaching is free. Donations to the Samatha Association are welcome.

Feel free to just come along or if you have any questions please email Andrew at SamathaWestminster@outlook.com


The class is held at the University of Westminster.

Room 206

University of Westminster

309 Regent Street